About Us

Historic poster of a little boy proudly pointing to his Red Cross pin asking people to "Join!"

As a community-based humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross Iowa Region prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

By helping people learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, the Red Cross strengthens communities and readies them for all types of disasters, including home fires, tornadoes, winter storms and health emergencies.

More than 1,300 volunteers ensure that the Red Cross fulfills its mission. The Iowa Region serves 2.8 million people across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.